Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions story better than advertised

There has been a 31% decrease in the amount of emissions per unit of economic production since 1990

Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions story better than advertisedA new report from the government of Canada, on Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2013, is making news. And as usual, the bad news leads. The media focus is on the probability that Canada will miss its Copenhagen emission-reduction targets from 2009. (Canada agreed to cut emissions by 17 per cent from a…

Oil-train derailments expose folly of anti-pipeline movement

Opposition to pipelines flies in the face of safety data

Oil-train derailments expose folly of anti-pipeline movementFour recent oil-train derailments – two in the United States and two in Canada accompanied by yet another drive-by rhetorical smear of the Keystone XL pipeline by U.S. President Barack Obama – have re-invigorated the debate over how Canadians and Americans transport oil. The most recent spills and explosions in Illinois, West Virginia and Ontario…

Keystone veto all about retaining presidential authority

The only meaningful decision pits one U.S. agency – the EPA – against another – the State Department

Keystone veto all about retaining presidential authorityU.S. President Barack Obama veto of Senate Bill 1, a.k.a. “The Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act,” this week was not only predictable, it was virtually inevitable given a) the political polarization in the United States; b) unrelenting environmental opposition to the pipeline; and c) a certain amount of congressional overreach. But the presidential veto, and…
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